[Humanist] 30.766 events: standardisation; libraries; software; Autonomous Technologies

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 766.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Kai Jakobs <kai.jakobs at COMSYS.RWTH-AACHEN.DE>             (61)
        Subject: CfP: Standardisation and Innovation in IT (SIIT 2017)

  [2]   From:    Colin K Garvey <garvec at rpi.edu>                            (8)
        Subject: CfP: 4S 2017 Open Panel: Autonomous Technologies, 40 Years

  [3]   From:    <QQML2017 at isast.de>                                       (31)
        Subject: QQML2017 call for Abstracts/Papers

  [4]   From:    Laine Nooney <laine.nooney at gmail.com>                     (35)
        Subject: Command Lines: Software, Power, Performance // March 18-19 @

        Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:45:29 +0100
        From: Kai Jakobs <kai.jakobs at COMSYS.RWTH-AACHEN.DE>
        Subject: CfP: Standardisation and Innovation in IT (SIIT 2017)

First Call for Papers
10th International Conference on
Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology (SIIT 2017)

25 - 27 October 2017
University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), Beijing, China

'Standards for the convergence of technologies, services, applications and regions'.

This CfP may also be found at

When the globe becomes more interconnected, by the internet, mobile applications, cloud computing, 5G and the IoT, standards are the mechanism of this global interconnection. When infrastructure technologies converge to enable new fields of applications (like e-health, the smart grid or intelligent transport systems) standards represent the foundation upon which both infrastructure and applications are based. And when applications and services become increasingly international, they too incorporate scores of standards without which they simply wouldn?t function in a global environment.

SIIT 2017 in Beijing, China, will bring together leaders from, among others, technology, economics, social science, standardization, policy and law to discuss and learn more about the impact of this global convergence on standards and standardization, and vice versa.

Since 1999, SIIT conferences aim at bringing together academia, government and industry participants engaged in standardization to foster the exchange of insights and views on all issues surrounding standards, standardization, interoperability and innovation. Contributing academic disciplines include, but are not limited to: Business Studies, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, History, Information Systems, Law, Management Studies and Sociology.

All types of papers are welcome that foster our understanding of interoperability, innovation and standards (e.g. theoretical, empirical, case studies). Topics include, but are certainly not limited to:
* Standards to support technical convergence
* Converging regional and international standards regimes?!
* Do regional standards still have a right to exist?
* Impact of standards (e.g. on innovation, competition, convergence)
* Standardization in developing countries
* Standardization and innovation
* Standards, intellectual property rights and antitrust law
* Open standards, open source, open innovation
* Standardization policies and regulation
* Alternative interoperability strategies
* Adoption, implementation and diffusion of standards
* Standardization management and strategies
* Standards setting processes and organizations
* Economics of standards
* Standards legitimacy
* Standards education
* History of standardization
* ...

Paper Submissions
SIIT 2017 accepts submissions which must be original (unpublished) and follow IEEE formatting guidelines. Authors? names and affiliations should appear on a separate cover page only, which should also identify the type of the submission:

* Academic papers will frequently adopt a more theoretical approach and will inform academics as well as, ideally, practitioners.

* Industry papers address relevant topics from a more practical perspective and should also help ?ground? academic research.

* Presentation papers are intended for presentation only. They will not be published in the conference proceedings in order to allow their publication elsewhere (relevant to certain fields of science).

Papers in the above categories should not exceed 10 pages (including figures, references, etc.).

* Poster papers should not exceed 2 pages and will typically report work in progress.

All papers will undergo a double blind peer-review process. Authors may submit more than one paper, but each author will be allowed to present only one paper during the conference. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register with the conference and present the paper. The conference organisers reserve the right to exclude a paper from inclusion in the proceedings and distribution after the conference if the paper is not presented at the conference.

The paper submission guidelines will be published in due course.
We plan to make Industry/Academic papers also available through IEEE Xplore. Their authors must comply with the IEEE policy on plagiarism including self-plagiarism; authors of papers accepted for publication will be asked to sign an IEEE Copyright Form. Outstanding papers will be considered for inclusion in the International Journal on Standardisation Research (IJSR).

Important Dates
Submissions due:             29 May 2017
Notification of acceptance:  30 July 2017
Final paper due:             10 September 2017

All information about the conference will be announced at
http://www.SIIT2017.org (not yet live).

Kai Jakobs

RWTH Aachen University
Computer Science Department
Informatik 4 (Communication and Distributed Systems)
Ahornstr. 55, D-52074 Aachen, Germany
Tel.: +49-241-80-21405
Fax:  +49-241-80-22222
Kai.Jakobs at comsys.rwth-aachen.de

        Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:41:33 -0500
        From: Colin K Garvey <garvec at rpi.edu>
        Subject: CfP: 4S 2017 Open Panel: Autonomous Technologies, 40 Years Later

Making Sense of Autonomous Technologies, 40 Years Later

Organized by: Colin Garvey, RPI <garvec at rpi.edu> ; Langdon Winner

The 40th anniversary of the publication of Langdon Winner’s seminal work, Autonomous Technologies: Technics-out-of-Control (1977), provides an opportunity to reflect both on an increasingly automated Anthropocene as well as the field of STS itself at the opening of the 21st century. In 1977, when electronic digital computers still occupied entire rooms within the citadels of the military-industrial-university complex, AI and robotics were still largely arcane avocations of a few research teams and entrepreneurs. Today, smartphones with millions of times the power of those machines reside in the pockets of billions of people around the world; robotic beasts crawl over rubble to win prizes from DARPA; and consumer automobiles are (finally) beginning to drive themselves. Forbes magazine has already named 2017 “The Year of AI,” and China is poised to outpace the US and Japan combined in total numbers of industrial robots. R&D funding for autonomous technologies is at an all-time high, as are both optimism and fear about the futures they promise. Meanwhile, some of the world’s leading democracies struggle to function under conditions of electronically mediated information overload. How are we making sense of these technological transformations forty years after Autonomous Technologies? And how should we be? What still applies? What has changed? What have we learned since, and what remains insensible to us? This panel welcomes contributions on autonomous technologies, broadly construed to include historical and contemporary reflections as well as speculative and future-oriented pieces.


Submission link: http://www.4sonline.org/meeting

Best regards and see you in Boston!

Colin Garvey
PhD candidate, STS @ RPI

        Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:47:32 +0200
        From: <QQML2017 at isast.de>
        Subject: QQML2017 call for Abstracts/Papers

9th International Conference on 
Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, 
Limerick Ireland 23-26 May 2017

Call for Papers for the Special Session/s entitled:

1.       Linking research and practice: the synergies and their relevance to practice, policy and academia.

Coordinator: Maria G. N. Musoke, Professor of Information Science and Former University Librarian, Makerere University, Kampala. Uganda. East Africa.

Contact: mmusoke at mulib.mak.ac.ug , maria.gnmusoke at yahoo.com

Scope & rationale:

In an era of partnerships and collaboration, rapid advances in information technology, paradigm shifts in research, learning and teaching, the growing research output that is increasingly becoming open access and the demands from library users/patrons, there is need to build on the synergies to impact academic and research libraries’ service delivery. Practicing librarians who conduct research or LIS academics and researchers who do research related to the practice of academic librarianship are invited to contribute papers to this session. The papers should share research findings about innovative practices and experiences – what works and what doesn’t - to enable the participants to learn from the best practices or avoid what doesn’t work. The application of the research findings to library service delivery, policy and in theories relevant to academics will enrich the session.

Abstracts should be sent to the coordinator and to the secretariat secretar at isast.org. 

2.      From Assessment to Adjustment: Using Data to Evaluate and Improve Collections

Coordinator: A. Jade Alburo, Librarian for Southeast Asian and Pacific Islands Studies, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (Los Angeles, CA), jalburo at library.ucla.edu 

Scope and Rationale

In times of budget cuts and scarce spaces, it is crucial to be strategic when developing and managing collections. What information can be used to inform these acquisition decisions? In this session, hear from presenters who used different assessment approaches – from comparative collection analysis and circulation data to surveys, interviews, and discussions – to improve their collection policies and better meet the needs of their users. Abstracts should be sent to the coordinator and to the secretariat secretar at isast.org. 

3.      Breaking the borders: How to measure the impact of innovative customer oriented services? 

Coordinators: Markku A. Laitinen, Planning Officer, National Library, Finland and Antti-Pekka Seppänen, Senior Adviser, Regional State Administrative Agency of Southern Finland and Jarmo Saarti, PhD, Library Director, University of Eastern Finland Library, Finland. Emails: markku.laitinen at helsinki.fi,  antti.seppanen at avi.fi,  jarmo.saarti at uef.fi 

Scope & rationale:

The libraries have started to act in a more networked manner, both with each other and with different service providers. Thus, a need to develop new kinds of service concepts has arisen and new innovative services are being developed. This means that new evaluation methods and indicators will be needed in order to indicate the value and impact of these services. The need for the new indicators goes beyond mere numerical indicators, the main goal being to obtain knowledge about the strengths as well as needs for development of the services. These tools on the other hand support the management keeping in mind the value added for the patrons. Abstracts should be sent to the coordinators and to the secretariat secretar at isast.org. 

The main themes of the session are: 

· emerging new service concept
· innovation ecosystem of the libraries
·  measurement, assessing
·  innovation management


Anthi Katsirikou 
Librarian, PhD, MSc
Director of the Library of the University of Piraeus 
Member of the Board of Greek Librarians Association 
Co- Chair of the QQML International Conference 
anthi at asmda.com, anthi at isast.org

        Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 02:43:51 +0000
        From: Laine Nooney <laine.nooney at gmail.com>
        Subject: Command Lines: Software, Power, Performance // March 18-19 @ CHM

[forwarded from SIGCIS, http://www.sigcis.org]

Dear SIGCIS Community,

We were planning for a coordinated announcement about Command Lines once
we'd had a chance to triple-check our program, but seeing as Tom has jumped
the gun: we're thrilled to announce the lineup for our first
SIGCIS-sponsored conference unattached to SHOT, handily accessible via this
URL: http://meetings.sigcis.org/program.html.

This program delivers scholars ranging across STS, the history of computing,
game studies, media studies, critical race studies and more. Tremendous
effort has been made to support the attendance of graduate students, and
those from disciplinary communities not often represented at SIGCIS.

We have limited capacity in the venue (generously hosted by the Computer
History Museum), and with so many speakers, it unfortunately left limited
space for outside attendees. Tickets went almost immediately upon
advertising the conference, so we must announce that registration is

While we're of course regretful we can't include everyone who would like to
attend, we are thrilled with the enthusiasm and excitement over what we
believe will prove the most sprawling, diverse and cross-disciplinary SIGCIS
event yet.

We are hoping to offer streaming of one of the lecture halls, and we should
be capturing video of all talks for CHM's Youtube channel, so the output of
the event can be as accessible as possible. Stay tuned for updates on this.

Warm Regards from the Command Lines Planning Committee,

Laine Nooney, Georgia Tech
David Brock, Computer History Museum
Marie Hicks, Illinois Institute of Technology
Andy Russell, SUNY Polytechnic
Kera Allen, Assistant, Georgia Tech
Laine Nooney

DM  http://dm.lmc.gatech.edu/  @ LMC  http://lmc.gatech.edu/  @ GT
Assistant Professor

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